Use a variety of contexts to teach the concept of sequencing. Begin with discrete listening tasks (e.g., numerical/alphabetical order) and progress to sequencing directions and narrative stories.
- Keep track of information that is heard and the order in which it is heard
- Improve everyday listening, classroom listening, reading comprehension, and test-taking performance
Written in the proven format of the Spotlight series, these activities help students develop listening skills with:
- picture-supported lessons that shift to listening-only activities
- carefully controlled vocabulary
- a wide variety of curricular content as well as daily life experiences
- minimal demands for writing
- a pretest/posttest
Step-by-step activities progress in complexity. Students learn:
- alphabetical order, syllable order, and word order in sentences
- sequencing by time and attribute
- vocabulary of sequencing (first, last, before, and after)
- cause and effect
- following four-step directions
- math word problems
- sequencing picture stories and oral stories
- listen and recall the sequence of recipes and narrative stories
Spotlight on Listening Comprehension Sequencing may be purchased individually or as part of the 6-book Spotlight on Listening Comprehension set. The 6-book set is listed below in order of difficulty:
Copyright © 2006
- Students may receive up to 90 percent of school information through listening.
"It is essential for language teachers to help their students become effective listeners....this means modeling listening strategies and providing listening practice" (NCLRCb, 2004).
- Effective listening strategies include (NCLRCa, 2004):
- listening for details and main ideas
- drawing inferences
- recognizing cognates
- recognizing word-order patterns
- "Listening instruction is especially scarce in primary and secondary schools notwithstanding the fact that listening is linked to both literacy and academic success" (Beall, Gill-Rosier, Tate, & Matten, 2008).
Spotlight on Listening Comprehension Sequencing incorporates these principles and is also based on expert professional practice.
Beall, M.L., Gill-Rosier, J., Tate, J., & Matten, A. (2008). State of the context: Listening in education. The International Journal of Listening, 22, 123-132.
National Capital Language Resource Center (NCLRCa). (2004). Strategies for developing listening skills. Retrieved March 17, 2009 from www.nclrc.org/essentials/listening/stratlisten.htm
National Capital Language Resource Center (NCLRCb). (2004). Teaching listening. Retrieved March 17, 2009 from www.nclrc.org/essentials/listening/liindex.htm